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Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Vayikra

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st & 2nd & 3rd Aliyot: The instructions for offering a "Oleh" - burnt offering (fully consumed on the Alter) is detailed. This offering could be brought from a bull, or male sheep or goat. The less expensive "Oleh", using a Turtle Dove or common dove, is described. The Mincha, an offering made from baked, fried, or deep fried matzoh type crackers is detailed.

4th Aliya: The Korban Shlomim - the peace offering, brought from male or female cattle, sheep, and goats is described.

5th Aliya: This aliya describes this Korban Chatas - the sin offering. Three unique sin offerings are described:

1. When the High Priest sinned
2. If the King sinned
3. If the entire nation sinned because of a wrong ruling by the Sanhedrin - High Court. Note: A Korban Chatas could only be offered if the sin was unintentional.

6th & 7th Aliyot: The Korban Chatas of a commoner is detailed, as well as the specifics of the Korban Asham - the guilt offering. This Korban was offered in instances where intentional wrong doing was implicated; such as not fulfilling an assumed oath, or doing something questionable without first ascertaining the law. Additionally, a type of Asham was offered in instances of dishonesty and swearing falsely.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 


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A Matter of Approaches
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Prophecy: Fulfulled!
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Portentous Cries & Kisses
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First Things First
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Yosef Recognizes His Brothers
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History Reenacted
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Royal Conflict
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To Love Me is to Hate Me
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Rabbi Frand on Parshas Vayigash
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The Top Knot
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Light Burst
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The Light of Torah
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Reading the Signs
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For Shame or Pride
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

Success by Whose Standards?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764



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